NuvaRing Birth Control
NuvaRing is an easy-to-use birth control option that, when used as directed, is just as effective as the Pill. But with this method, you don’t have to take it every day in order to get a full month of pregnancy protection. In a given 1-month period, NuvaRing must be inserted into your vagina, removed after 3 weeks, and a new ring must be inserted 7 days later.
That’s because NuvaRing is a different form of birth control. It’s a flexible ring about 2″ in diameter that you insert vaginally once a month. Once inside, the Nuva Ring releases a continuous low dose of hormones to prevent pregnancy.
In a clinical trial, 9 out of 10 users said they would recommend it to others.
How Does It Work?
NuvaRing contains 2 types of hormones: estrogen and progestin, which work together to prevent your ovaries from producing mature eggs. These are the same hormones found in the Pill, and they work the same way in your body even though they are administered differently with NuvaRing.
With NuvaRing, hormone release is activated once the ring comes into contact with your vagina. The hormones are then absorbed and distributed into your bloodstream.
When used as directed, NuvaRing works as well as the Pill—it is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.
Important Safety Information
- The use of combination oral contraceptives is associated with increased risks of several serious side effects, including blood clots, stroke or heart attack and is not for women with a history of these conditions. The risk of getting blood clots may be greater with the type of progestin in NuvaRing than with some other progestins in certain low-dose birth control pills. It is unknown if the risk of blood clots is different with NuvaRing use than with the use of certain birth control pills.
- NuvaRing is not for women with certain cancers or those who may be pregnant.
- NuvaRing does not protect against HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases.
- The most common side effects reported by users are: vaginal infections and irritation, vaginal secretion, headache, weight gain, and nausea.
Questions About NuvaRing
If you have questions about NuvaRing or to find out if it is the right birth control option for you contact Camelback Health Care at (602) 368-5861.
- Visit www.nuvaring.com.
Birth control, also known as contraception and fertility control, refers to methods or devices used to prevent pregnancy. Planning and provision of birth control is called family planning. Safe sex, such as the use of male or female condoms, can also help prevent transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.